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  • 23 Jan 2022 8:36 PM | Anonymous

    Members and Guests, join us online with Dr. Scott Martin as he chats about the Sustainable Archaeology McMaster repository for archaeological artifact collections and its capacity for research opportunities as well!

    When: Friday February 11th ~ 7-9pm EST

    Where: online via Zoom

    Who: APA Ontario members (free event) & Guests/non-members ($10)

    ~ follow this link to learn more and to register ~

  • 07 Jan 2022 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    Our members continue to publish! 

    Check out the newest title in the Our Lands Speak series:

    "The Archaeology, History, and Architecture of the Philip Eckhardt Log House: The Oldest House in the City of Markham, Ontario, Canada" by George W.J. Duncan and Bill Finlayson, which is available for purchase here in the Online Store.

  • 09 Jul 2021 6:33 PM | Anonymous

    The fourth publication in the digital series APA's Occasional Papers in Archaeology is ** Now Available ** to APA Ontario members!  

    This volume is Rudy Fecteau’s Masters thesis that was defended in 1985. Fecteau's original thesis focused on macrofossil remains from Indigenous sites, many of which came from late 19th and early 20th century sources. To this he added archaeobotanical information from reports which he had completed. Since that time there have been many developments which have greatly increased the amount of information available. Government guidelines and proliferation of Cultural Resource Management companies have contributed to this increase, particularly in Euro-Canadian sites. Recent developments in microfossil study techniques have also expanded understanding of previous plant use. Publication of Fecteau's thesis contributes to a baseline for further research regarding the introduction and spread of cultivated plants as well as the use of native plants in Ontario.

    Members can download the full colour .pdf at this link.

    Non-members also have access to Rudy's thesis in APA's Online Store.

    Congratulations to Rudy and many thanks to series editor Scott Hamilton for producing this much-needed publication!

  • 07 Jul 2021 12:48 PM | Anonymous

    Join us on Wednesday July 21st (7-9pm eastern) when Rudy Fecteau will share his vast knowledge and insights about his research specialty!  Send in your questions ahead of time!

    Read more and register by following this link.

  • 07 Jul 2021 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    Applications are being accepted until July 15th for APA's Indigenous Post-Secondary Student Bursary, valued at $750.

    Eligible members are in good standing (current members); a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in courses pertaining to the study of cultural resource management and which are relevant to the discipline of Archaeology/CRM in Ontario and its closely related fields of knowledge (i.e. Indigenous studies, applied landscape GIS, etc); and of First Nations, Métis or Inuit descent.

    To read more follow this link.

  • 15 Jun 2021 11:31 AM | Anonymous

    Province partnering with Indian Residential School survivors, families and Indigenous leaders on a community-led approach

    June 15, 2021

    The Ontario government is providing $10 million to help support the identification, investigation, protection and commemoration of Indian Residential School burial sites across the province. The funding will also ensure that culturally appropriate, trauma-informed mental health supports are available for Indian Residential School survivors, their families and Indigenous communities.

    Read the full news article Here.

  • 11 May 2021 9:30 PM | Anonymous

    Our online Annual General Meeting by Zoom will take place on Saturday June 5th at 10am, followed by a book reading by Nick Adams from "Archaeology Life In the Trenches: It Ain't All Gold Masks and Crystal Skulls". 

    And that's not all! The AGM will be followed by our 'Ask An Expert' session on Land Registration: From Petition to Patent and Beyond with Nadine Kopp from noon til 2pm!

    The *preregistration signup link* will be emailed directly to all current APA Ontario members.

    If you would like to register and can't find your email invitation, just drop a line to or visit the event page here.

  • 11 May 2021 9:24 PM | Anonymous

    Join us for the evening on Wednesday May 26th for Nick Gromoff's session to learn more about the coinage and monetary system of Pre-confederation Ontario! 

    Check out the details here.



    Next Up!  Land Registration: From Petition to Patent and Beyond with Nadine Kopp on Saturday June 5th from noon to 2pm (immediately following the late morning AGM)

  • 08 Apr 2021 11:41 AM | Anonymous

    Excerpt from CTV News:

    "The stay-at-home order, which by law allows people to only leave their home for essential reasons, goes into effect as of 12:01 a.m. on April 8.

    Ford said the stay-at-home order will be very similar to the one that was put into effect in January, with a few exceptions.

    This is the second time Ontario has been placed under a stay-at-home order.

    Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about the stay-at-home order:

    How long will the stay-at-home order be in effect?

    Ontario will be under a provincewide stay-at-home order for at least 28 days, which is until May 6. 

    The order can be extended if the government deems it necessary. 

    What is considered an essential trip?

    The Ontario government admitted during the first stay-at-home order back in January they can't determine what is essential for every person in the province.

    They provided a list of categories people should consider before leaving their home, which include food, health-care services (including medication and vaccines), exercise, or work when someone’s job can't be done at home.

    Here's a more detailed list of what the Ontario government considers essential.

    ... (more in original article)...

    What are the rules for the construction industry?

    According to the government, construction activities or projects and related supporting services, including demolition and land surveying, are allowed."

    Full article found here.

  • 27 Mar 2021 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    APA Ontario brings you a new series of 'Ask An Expert' online sessions for 2021, the first one focused on Historic Period artifacts and features.

    A casual format for peers to chat, compare finds and interpretations, and for everyone to learn a little something they didn't know before!

    Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events tab for the next session -- they are all free to members!


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